The measure, if approved, would amend the city charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety.
Essentially, the measure would also remove the police chief and the mayor’s power over the agency, and would be led by a commissioner appointed by the city council.
The order reversed a ruling on Tuesday by Hennepin County Judge Jamie L. Anderson striking down the charter amendment.
In the order signed by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, it noted that the challenge to the ballot measure “does not meet the high standard” set in a previous ruling.
As a result, it ruled that the decision by the district court requiring local election officials to “provide notice instructing voters not to vote on the ballot question, and enjoining local election officials from tallying, counting or in any way considering votes cast on the ballot question is reversed.”
It added: “So as not to impair the orderly process of voting, this order is issued with an opinion to follow on a later date.”
Floyd’s killing at the hands of a White police officer sparked national and global protests against police brutality, racism and social injustice.
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